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Under the new federally mandated water heater efficiency regulations, many residential and some light-duty commercial water heaters have changed.

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Why can't I install a water heater myself?

Why can't I just go to the big home store and get a new water heater? Aren't they pretty much all the same?

Easy home maintenance tips that can save you money

Proper maintenance of the home and appliances will prevent costly repairs or replacements and will add to the efficiency with which your home runs. Here are a few items to keep an eye on that may be slipping under your home-maintenance radar.

My new water heater won't fit

My water heater went out and I got a new one. My old one was in a small utility closet next. The new one I bought won't fit! It's the same size, 40 gallons. Why won't it fit?

Is my plumber telling me to break the law?

I read about new energy efficient water heaters on the market, but my plumber has an older model that will just fit right in where my old one was. Will I get in trouble if I use an older model?

Is my plumber telling me the truth?

One question we've been getting a lot lately is about the changes in water heaters due to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) requirements.

Do I need a new water heater now?

With the changes to water heaters under the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), people are wondering if they should buy a new water heater to get the most energy efficient model out there.

US-made tankless water heater offers commercial grade for residential use

Tankless water heaters are among the most efficient models on the market, and one company is delivering made in the USA options for homeowners.

Water heater regulation changes: good for consumers and our planet

As of April 16, new water heaters must abide by the Department of Energy’s updated energy efficiency standards.

Control your home's major energy users with a smartphone app

Homeowners are realizing they can save energy costs when they have more control over their major appliances

Water, energy, and the potential to save billions

The entire process of getting hot water through a house from a centralized water heater and the associated plumbing consumes a substantial amount of water and energy.

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Mixed-use apartment complex aims for LEED Platinum

A new LEED Platinum-designed apartment building will create some of the most sustainable, livable, and innovative mixed-use buildings in the Pacific Northwest.

Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will use wastewater heat recovery system

The energy consumed to make hot water is the second largest cost on most utility bills, and showering is typically the single most energy intensive activity that people engage in at home.

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.

Find out how much hot water you waste every day

Take a few minutes to collect data about hot water waste in your home, and you could be drinking Starbucks for free while helping shape hot water use research.

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.

After new law, grid-enabled tank water heaters are coming to market

With the legislative provision for manufacturers to produce larger tank water heaters for utility programs, more products are coming to market.

Large tank water heaters get a reprieve for grid management

Under new legislation, electric cooperatives will still be able to use large-capacity electric resistance water heaters to manage electric demand through smart grids.

3 things contractors should know about new water heaters

Under the new regulations that took effect April 16, 2015, water-heating options for contractors of new and existing homes will vary dramatically.

Get ready for new water heater regulations

Starting April 16, 2015, new regulations go into effect for residential water heaters that influence how they are manufactured and installed.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

No more cold water while waiting for a tankless water heater to kick in

A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.

Natural gas back up option takes solar water heater off the grid

For homeowners looking for water heating that will work without a connection to the power grid, a solar hybrid water heating system with natural gas back up may be the answer.

Water heaters may be the answer for renewable energy storage

Storage has long been one of the challenges for managing grid-scale renewable energy, but the answer maybe hiding in every home in the country.

Use these tips to make your water heater last longer

People clean their counters, they empty the trash, and scrub the tub, but what about their water heaters? Most people don’t give them a second thought.

US water heater regulations getting tougher in 2015

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.

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